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The San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (District) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic group identification, ancestry, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, medical condition, or mental or physical disability, or any other attribute or belief protected by law.
The District’s policy is to provide fair and equal access to the benefits of a program or activity administered by the District, and to prohibit and prevent discrimination against any person(s) seeking to participate in, or receive the benefits of, any program or activity offered or conducted by the District. The District’s policy is to also prohibit and prevent retaliation or intimidation against any individual or group because they have exercised their rights to participate in any program or activity offered or conducted by the District, or to oppose any action prohibited by this Policy.
Members of the public who believe they or others were unlawfully denied full and equal access to a District program or activity may file a discrimination complaint with the District under this policy. This non-discrimination policy also applies to other people or entities affiliated with the District, including contractors or grantees that the District utilizes to provide benefits and services to members of the public who must administer its programs and activities without regard to race, color, national original, sex, age, disability, socioeconomic status, or any other legally protected basis.
If you believe discrimination has occurred with respect to a District program or activity, or have any questions about this Notice or any of the District’s non-discrimination programs, policies or procedures, you may contact the Non-Discrimination Coordinator identified below to learn how and where to file a complaint of discrimination.
The District does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all federal and state civil rights laws. The Air District has in place an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy and Discrimination Complaint Procedure which governs employment and complaints of discrimination.
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Auxiliary aids and services including, for example, qualified interpreters and/or listening devices, to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, and to other individuals as necessary to ensure effective communication or an equal opportunity to participate fully in the benefits, activities, programs and services will be provided in a timely manner and at no cost upon request to the District in such a way as to protect the privacy and independence of the individual.
The District has a number of services and materials in languages other than English and in formats accessible to persons with disabilities. To learn more about the District’s Language Assistance Services please contact the Non-Discrimination Coordinator identified below at least three days in advance of a meeting so that arrangements can be made accordingly.
For questions concerning this Policy or to submit a discrimination Complaint, please contact the District’s Non-Discrimination Coordinator, Chenecua Dixon, Chenecua.Dixon@valleyair.org, (559) 230-6000.